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    • 11/16/2018
    • 05/01/2020
    • 72 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Rebel Rousers SIG

    Fridays @ 9:30AM

    This is a group that is interested in Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras. Normally it is a very informal however there likely will be, from time to time, special events by the group. These might include seminars on how to set your camera for maximum utility, field trips for specific topics, and maybe even some overnight field trips to better learn to use your camera and other equipment. No need to sign up, just come and join us!

    You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event


    • 01/09/2019
    • 05/13/2020
    • 57 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Field Trip SIG

    Wednesdays @ 4PM

    Members interested in arranging, guiding or coordinating Field Trips are invited to attend the Field Trip SIG to support our Field Trip events. Sue Rock is the facilitator of this SIG.

    Please register so we can plan for the number that will attend.

    • 05/01/2019
    • 04/29/2020
    • 24 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Photoshop CC/Lightroom CC SIG

    Wednesdays @ 9:30AM

    A special interest group for those interested in Photoshop CS (version 5 or later) and in Lightroom. We study techniques that involve features found in CS and Lightroom that are not found in other photo processing tools. No need to sign up. Just come on in.

    You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event.


    • 05/02/2019
    • 05/04/2020
    • 26 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Multimedia SIG

    Mondays @ 9:30AM

    Explore and learn the facets of multimedia, including audio, video & animation. View the 2019-2020 class topics calendar  

    Meetings will be held in the Kino Room.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.
    • 05/02/2019
    • 05/28/2020
    • 58 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Photoshop Elements SIG

    Thursdays

    In this Elements workshop, participants bring two or three photographs that they want improved on a flashdrive. Linda Gregory demonstrates various methods of enhancing the photographs using Elements. The participants are encouraged to contribute to this workshop by making their own suggestions. This workshop is for all levels of Elements users, from beginner through advanced. No need to register, just come in and join us!

    You must be a member in good standing of the Green Valley Camera Club to attend this class.


    • 05/06/2019
    • 04/27/2020
    • 32 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Studio and Fine Art Photography SIG 

    Mondays @ 1:30PM

    Learn advanced techniques of photography, studio lighting, portraiture, table-top still life and more. 

    Some of the topics we will be discussing during the season will be:

    • Review & discuss works of Famous Photographers 
    • Cropping & composition 
    • Use of complementary and contrasting color
    • Natural enhancements thru selective corrections 
    • Image manipulation thru various softwares including PhotoShop, Topaz, Aurora HDR, Lightroom etc.
    • Photo composing multiple images using advanced masking & layering techniques
    • Printing and alternative print making techniques
    • Shooting & pre-planning for composites
    • Portrait lighting
    • Basic & advanced studio lighting
    • Product & people photography

    We will also be providing feedback and constructive critique sessions as we’ve done in the past.

    This SIG will also provide a forum to concentrate on the aspects of fine art photography:

    • Learn what comprises fine art photography
    • Foster your “artistic voice” and “personal expression”
    • Take your photography to a higher level
    • Promote the “lost art” of print-making (process, paper selection, printing techniques), as well as presentation and display.

    Some of the planned activities will include:

    • View and discuss member “fine art” works – artist’s concept, vision and execution
    • Foster ‘artistic voice’ and ‘personal expression’
    • Learn how to composite, including advanced masking & layering techniques,
    • Shooting for composite
    • Provide feedback/constructive criticism
    • Collaborate on projects.

    No reservation necessary – just show up. Bring on a flash drive any images you wish to show and discuss – images must be JPEG only, no RAW or TIFF formats. If you want to deconstruct an edited image, please bring in the native file format (i.e. .psd for PhotoShop, .tsp Topaz Studio, etc.)

    • 05/13/2019
    • 04/27/2020
    • 38 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Black and White SIG

    Mondays @ 1:30PM

    The Black & White Special Interest Group is a weekly meeting of those club members who enjoy the special qualities of black & white (or more generally called “monochrome”) photography. Members bring their images for viewing and comments by the group. 

    Discussions on editing techniques, as well as on composition and lighting are also a part of the meeting.

    The question might be asked “Why are we interested in black and white images when even the basic point and shoot digital cameras can produce very good color photographs?”  The answer is: there are some images which have more visual impact when rendered in black and white.  These images are those which use the interplay between light and shadows to emphasize texture or shapes within the composition. An example is shown above.

    Typically, the photographs shown at our SIG have been produced as color images in a digital camera and converted to black and white using one or more of the popular photo editing software packages.

    • 05/16/2019
    • 05/28/2020
    • 48 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Bird Photography SIG - Thursdays @ 1:30PM

    Mike McMinn is the facilitator.

    The Bird Photography SIG is designed for members who wish to improve their Bird Photography skills. The first half of the SIG will involve a discussion of topics related to different areas associated with bird photography. Topics and discussion may range from equipment, shooting techniques, such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. The significance of habitat and the importance of composition will also be stressed. The second half will involve photo sharing. All attendees are encouraged to bring several images to share. The exchange of ideas addressing both positive components and possible alterations may improve the photos.

    The main focus is enhancing both the enjoyment and skills associated with bird photography. All club members are welcome. Photography skill level is not important, just the interest and desire to increase our enjoyment of bird photography.

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this event.


    • 12/15/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5
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    Bird Photography: Canoa Ranch Lake/GV Water Reclaimation Project

     Cost is $12

     The Canoa Ranch Lake, directly on the migration flyway, is fast   becoming one of the birding hotspots in our area. Birds as well as   winter ducks are prevalent at this time of year.

     Following the CR lake, we will visit the Green Valley Water Reclaimation Project where will will observe and photograph wintering ducks. 

    This trip will be led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  Lunch on your own.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:00 AM for carpooling.  We will leave for the Canoa Ranch Lake at 8:15 AM  Please give your driver money for gas.

    Linda Gregory will be our leader.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    Last refund date is December 8th, 2019.

    To cancel your registration contact the field trip facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 12/17/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Desert Hills Auditorium, Desert Hills Social Center
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    December Travelogue

    Notice change of venue, we will be in the Desert Hills Auditorium! 

    John Sharrock will present a December travelogue about Botswana and its wildlife, people and places.


    Holly Chorba will present Whitewater Cowgirls. She traveled to Salmon, Idaho with 6 other women and 3 male outfitters taking care of them…guiding, providing equipment, setting up camp, cooking, cleaning. Physically demanding, but what a vacation! Both the outfitters and the 7 attendees were happy, enthused, and had a great time getting to know each other a bit. This show was shot primarily on an iPhone XS and a little waterproof point and shoot Panasonic.


    Also, a preview of Rawhide Cowgirls Ride will be shown, followed by the full-length production at a later date.





    Paul and Becky McCreary will present a travelogue entitled The Road to Taos. It shows aspects of the art, galleries, museums and surroundings of the magical town of Taos, New Mexico. Also included are stops along the way and back.




    Please email Paul McCreary at traveloguecc@gmail.com if you have a program to share on the big screen, or drop off your thumb drive with a .mov or .mpeg4 show in the Travelogue folder at the Club.

    Paul McCreary, Travelogue Coordinator
    970-596-1505
    traveloguecc@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 01/06/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 1
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    Streetcar/Art Trip 


    Cost $15

    The Tucson Streetcar Art field trip features some of the many unique works of public art displayed at the streetcar stations. With our included 24 hour streetcar pass, we will disembark at chosen stations to view selected artists' interpretation of the project theme "Flow". Art pieces have elements of light, movement, poetry, and/or visual art.

    We will meet at the Camera Club at 9:00 AM, depart at 9:15 AM to carpool to the Mercado San Agustin at the corner of Congress and Avenida Convento, the first streetcar stop.  Alinda, our tour guide will lead the trip from here on.  Participants will get off and on the streetcar at the stops that have public art.  She will tell about the title, artist, and about how the work fits into the theme chosen for all the public art for this project.  She will also talk about some of Tucson's history.

    There is some walking (the equivalent of about 4 blocks at the second stop and also some walking from the streetcar stop to and from the restaurant) so it is advised that participants wear comfortable shoes, a hat if needed, and bring a bottle of water.

    The group will stop about half way through the stops to eat lunch at Gentle Ben's on University near the campus at your own expense.  An automatic 20% gratuity will be added to the cost of your lunch.

    Because the group will be at the mercy of the streetcar and the tempo of the group, we may not get back to the parked cars until 2-2:30 PM.

    Cost of the trip is $15.00 (includes streetcar pass).  No refunds after December 30, 2019

    Michele Hamel will be our leader.  Contact her at mhamel@comcast.net or 815-988-6716. If for any reason you cannot attend, after signing up, please let Michele know. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 01/06/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Desert Hills Auditorium, Desert Hills Social Center
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    The best free entertainment in Arizona

    Notice change of venue, we will be in the Desert Hills Auditorium!

    Don’t Miss It

    And by the way….we are in desperate need of programs for our monthly Showtime presentations.  It is easy – take some of your photos from a field trip or other event and put them into a program.  Use ProShow Gold/Producer or some other application to assemble your photos and add music of your choice.  

     More tips on making a show HERE

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 01/07/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 32
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    Kaleidimals Demonstration

    Kaleidimals (Kuh-LYE-duh-MUHLS) are kaleidoscope-like designs made from photographs of animals.  Parts or sometimes the entire photo of these animals are arranged repetitively by the artist to create an artistic pattern or image. This is a demonstration for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users. Participants will be shown a technique for making single images into works of art resembling images seen in a Kaleidoscope. 


    Marilyn Gaizband will be the instructor.





    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/08/2020
    • 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 3
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     Bird Photography: Whitewater Draw for   Sandhill Cranes by Bus

     Cost is $50.

     This important bird area is dominated by an ephemeral lake, patchy   marshlands, and semi-arid grasslands. Approximately 600 acres are the   wetland. There are two small patches of riparian habitat. This Arizona   Game and Fish Wildlife Area is of state and regional significance as the   primary wintering area for Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) in Arizona,  and includes both the Lesser (most numerous) and Greater subspecies.  Other birds may be seen here as well.

    This trip will be led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Bring a lunch and be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  We'll probably be here for about two hours, so you may bring a folding chair.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:30 AM.  The bus will leave for  at 7:45 AM. 

    Linda Gregory will be our leader.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    Last refund date is December 29th, 2019

    To cancel your registration contact field trip facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 01/08/2020
    • 03/11/2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 18
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    Ten Week Photography Class (Wednesday PM) - Free

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is offering members a “Ten Week Photography Class” with the objective of enhancing the photographic skills of participants. The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted our focus from equipment to the actual photograph. The 2020 “Ten Week Class” will reflect that focus.


    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information will be available on the Internet.

    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.

    Scheduling Changes

    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

    A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the "Ten Week Digital Notebook”

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”?

    "The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, will be Emailed to you as a link.

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook?

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose.

    Is the course the same as last year?

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same.

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member?

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2019 to take the class and, of course, you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera?

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class?

    Bring your camera or phone and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me?

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.

    Tentative Schedule

    Week 1  Club Orientation

    • Wednesday, January 8th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, January 9th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, January 11th at 9:30 AM

    Gene Komaromi will facilitate and give an overview of the Ten Week Class and an orientation of the Club. Introduce Club Officers, SIG Leaders, Trips and Activities. Give a tour of Club facilities.

    Week 2 Boot Camp 1

    • Wednesday, January 15th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, January 16th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, January 18th at 9:30 AM

    The Video Class from Creative Live, titled "Photography Kit" will be shown to participants. Parts 1 through 7 will be shown in this session. The viewing time is approximately 2 hours

    Week 3 Boot Camp 2

    • Wednesday, January 22nd at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, January 23rd at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, January 25th at 9:30 AM

    The Creative Live class from the last session will continue with parts 8 through 15.

    Week 4 Composition

    • Wednesday, January 29th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, January 30th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 1st at 9:30 AM

    Linda Gregory will be the Facilitator for this session.

    Week 5 Photography As Art

    • Wednesday, February 5th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, February 6th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 8th at 9:30 AM

    Sandy Ostrof is the facilitator for this session.

    Week 6 Just The Wy It Came From The Camera

    • Wednesday, February 12th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, February 13th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 15th at 9:30 AM

    Jerry Marrion and Gene Komaromi will Facilitate.

    Week 7 IPhone Photography

    • Wednesday, February 19th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, February 20th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 22nd at 9:30 AM

    Grace Pitizer will facilitate.

    Week 8 Multimedia

    • Wednesday, February 26th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, February 27th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 29th at 9:30 AM

    Bryan and Susan Lavendar will facilitate.

    Week 9 Close Up Photography

    • Wednesday, March 4th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, March 5th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, March 7th at 9:30 AM

    Don Dudevoire will facilitate.

    Week 10 Story Telling

    • Wednesday, March 11th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, March 12th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, March 14th at 9:30 AM

    Holly Chorba will facilitate.

    To cancel your registration click HERE or contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/09/2020
    • 03/12/2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 11
    Register
    Ten Week Photography Class (Thursday AM) - Free

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is offering members a “Ten Week Photography Class” with the objective of enhancing the photographic skills of participants. The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted our focus from equipment to the actual photograph. The 2020 “Ten Week Class” will reflect that focus.


    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information will be available on the Internet.

    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.

    Scheduling Changes

    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

    A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the "Ten Week Digital Notebook”

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”?

    "The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, will be Emailed to you as a link.

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook?

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose.

    Is the course the same as last year?

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same.

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member?

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2019 to take the class and, of course, you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera?

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class?

    Bring your camera or phone and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me?

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.

    Tentative Schedule

    Week 1  Club Orientation

    • Wednesday, January 8th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, January 9th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, January 11th at 9:30 AM

    Gene Komaromi will facilitate and give an overview of the Ten Week Class and an orientation of the Club. Introduce Club Officers, SIG Leaders, Trips and Activities. Give a tour of Club facilities.

    Week 2 Boot Camp 1

    • Wednesday, January 15th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, January 16th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, January 18th at 9:30 AM

    The Video Class from Creative Live, titled "Photography Kit" will be shown to participants. Parts 1 through 7 will be shown in this session. The viewing time is approximately 2 hours

    Week 3 Boot Camp 2

    • Wednesday, January 22nd at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, January 23rd at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, January 25th at 9:30 AM

    The Creative Live class from the last session will continue with parts 8 through 15.

    Week 4 Composition

    • Wednesday, January 29th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, January 30th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 1st at 9:30 AM

    Linda Gregory will be the Facilitator for this session.

    Week 5 Photography As Art

    • Wednesday, February 5th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, February 6th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 8th at 9:30 AM

    Sandy Ostrof is the facilitator for this session.

    Week 6 Just The Wy It Came From The Camera

    • Wednesday, February 12th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, February 13th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 15th at 9:30 AM

    Jerry Marrion and Gene Komaromi will Facilitate.

    Week 7 IPhone Photography

    • Wednesday, February 19th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, February 20th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 22nd at 9:30 AM

    Grace Pitizer will facilitate.

    Week 8 Multimedia

    • Wednesday, February 26th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, February 27th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 29th at 9:30 AM

    Bryan and Susan Lavendar will facilitate.

    Week 9 Close Up Photography

    • Wednesday, March 4th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, March 5th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, March 7th at 9:30 AM

    Don Dudevoire will facilitate.

    Week 10 Story Telling

    • Wednesday, March 11th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, March 12th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, March 14th at 9:30 AM

    Holly Chorba will facilitate.


    To cancel your registration click HERE or contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/11/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 10
    Register

    San Agustin Mission Garden and Living History Day at the Presidio San Agustin 

    Trip Cost $11.00

    We will start this field trip by visiting San Agustin Mission Garden whose mission is to preserve, honor, restore, recreate and promote the cultural heritage and historic landscapes of Tucson's birthplace at the foot of Sentinel Peak.  Mission Gardens has 11 different gardens representing native plants, early agriculture, Hohokan and O'odham agriculture, a Spanish Colonial Orchard, Mexican, Chinese, African American, Anglo and Yaqui gardens.

    We will then drive to Presidio San Agustin Museum for a Living History Day at the Presidio with the theme of the month being "Garrison of the Frontier".  This is a program that brings life inside the walls of the Presidio.  Volunteers re-enactors provide a glimpse of the Garrison life truly was like back when the Santa Cruz river flowed..  We will start the day with a 20 minutes tour of the Presidio led by a docent.

    For lunch we will go across the street to La Cocina restaurant.

    Both the Mission Garden and the Presidio are outoors.  Please be sure to wear flat shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.

    A parking lot is located next to the Presidio for $5.00 a day and needs a credit card to pay. For those carpooling, $5.00 is  an appropriate contribution  to the driver for gas and parking. 

    Contact the Field Trip Guide Patty Ferguson at 520-647-1264 or email at piferguson13@gmail.com with any questions.  

    Additional information about the Presidio is available at Tucson Presidio Living History

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:00 AM for carpooling, departure at 8:15.  

    For those who do not qualify as a senior, please pay the difference to the guide before leaving for the destination.

    If you need to cancel please contact the Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com. We may have people on the wait list to take your place

     No refunds after January 5, 2019.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 01/11/2020
    • 03/14/2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 32
    Register
    Ten Week Photography Class (Saturday AM) - Free

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is offering members a “Ten Week Photography Class” with the objective of enhancing the photographic skills of participants. The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted our focus from equipment to the actual photograph. The 2020 “Ten Week Class” will reflect that focus.


    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information will be available on the Internet.

    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.

    Scheduling Changes

    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

    A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the "Ten Week Digital Notebook”

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”?

    "The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, will be Emailed to you as a link.

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook?

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose.

    Is the course the same as last year?

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same.

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member?

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2019 to take the class and, of course, you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera?

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class?

    Bring your camera or phone and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me?

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.

    Tentative Schedule

    Week 1  Club Orientation

    • Wednesday, January 8th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, January 9th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, January 11th at 9:30 AM

    Gene Komaromi will facilitate and give an overview of the Ten Week Class and an orientation of the Club. Introduce Club Officers, SIG Leaders, Trips and Activities. Give a tour of Club facilities.

    Week 2 Boot Camp 1

    • Wednesday, January 15th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, January 16th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, January 18th at 9:30 AM

    The Video Class from Creative Live, titled "Photography Kit" will be shown to participants. Parts 1 through 7 will be shown in this session. The viewing time is approximately 2 hours

    Week 3 Boot Camp 2

    • Wednesday, January 22nd at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, January 23rd at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, January 25th at 9:30 AM

    The Creative Live class from the last session will continue with parts 8 through 15.

    Week 4 Composition

    • Wednesday, January 29th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, January 30th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 1st at 9:30 AM

    Linda Gregory will be the Facilitator for this session.

    Week 5 Photography As Art

    • Wednesday, February 5th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, February 6th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 8th at 9:30 AM

    Sandy Ostrof is the facilitator for this session.

    Week 6 Just The Wy It Came From The Camera

    • Wednesday, February 12th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, February 13th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 15th at 9:30 AM

    Jerry Marrion and Gene Komaromi will Facilitate.

    Week 7 IPhone Photography

    • Wednesday, February 19th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, February 20th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 22nd at 9:30 AM

    Grace Pitizer will facilitate.

    Week 8 Multimedia

    • Wednesday, February 26th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, February 27th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, February 29th at 9:30 AM

    Bryan and Susan Lavendar will facilitate.

    Week 9 Close Up Photography

    • Wednesday, March 4th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, March 5th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, March 7th at 9:30 AM

    Don Dudevoire will facilitate.

    Week 10 Story Telling

    • Wednesday, March 11th at 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, March 12th at 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, March 14th at 9:30 AM

    Holly Chorba will facilitate.


    To cancel your registration click HERE or contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/13/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Streetcar/Art Trip 

    Cost $15

    The Tucson Streetcar Art field trip features some of the many unique works of public art displayed at the streetcar stations. With our included 24 hour streetcar pass, we will disembark at chosen stations to view selected artists' interpretation of the project theme "Flow". Art pieces have elements of light, movement, poetry, and/or visual art.

    We will meet at the Camera Club at 9:00 AM, depart at 9:15 AM to carpool to the Mercado San Agustin at the corner of Congress and Avenida Convento, the first streetcar stop.  Alinda, our tour guide will lead the trip from here on.  Participants will get off and on the streetcar at the stops that have public art.  She will tell about the title, artist, and about how the work fits into the theme chosen for all the public art for this project.  She will also talk about some of Tucson's history.

    There is some walking (the equivalent of about 4 blocks at the second stop and also some walking from the streetcar stop to and from the restaurant) so it is advised that participants wear comfortable shoes, a hat if needed, and bring a bottle of water.

    The group will stop about half way through the stops to eat lunch at Gentle Ben's on University near the campus at your own expense.  An automatic 20% gratuity will be added to the cost of your lunch.

    Because the group will be at the mercy of the streetcar and the tempo of the group, we may not get back to the parked cars until 2-2:30 PM.

    Cost of the trip is $15.00 (includes streetcar pass).  No refunds after January 6, 2020

    Michele Hamel will be our leader.  Contact her at mhamel@comcast.net or 815-988-6716. If for any reason you cannot attend, after signing up, please let Michele know. 

    To cancel your registration contact: Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 01/14/2020
    • 9:15 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 15
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    HF Coors Dinnerware Factory

    Trip Cost $12

    Coors has been making world renowned restaurant china for years in CA and then moved to Tucson over 25 years ago. You will see the complete making, from pouring the powder into machines, making molds, hand painting to the finished product in the showroom. As a bonus, once the tour is completed, you receive 10% off any purchases. Their clients vary from designers, to Ellen (they make the mug that you see on her TV show), to the Presidential plane, Air Force One mug, and to specific cowboy dishes. You might be able to do a little Christmas shopping. Additional information at www.HFCoors.com

    Lunch is optional and at your own expense at the wonderful Roma Imports located near by.  You won't want to miss this place. Bet you will be able to do some Christmas shopping here, too. Menu: https://romaimports.com/restaurant-menu

    Notice:  Close toed shoes required as this is a factory.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:00 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:15.   $10 is the appropriate amount to split between riders in a carpool.

    Jane Forster will be our leader.  For questions email Jane at bjforster@msn.com or call at 303-881-3933.

    If you need to cancel please contact the Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com. We may have people on the wait list to take your place.  

    No refunds after January 7

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 01/15/2020
    • 9:45 AM - 6:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    White Stallion Ranch  

           Trip Cost: $23        Maximum: 25 members


    Visit one of Arizona's best dude ranches! Arrive at the White Stallion ranch about 11:00 Members may wander around from 11:00 to 12:00 taking pictures. Horses and stables, a petting zoo, an historic ranch house, western landscape and more is available to photograph.

    At 11:30 horse drawn hay wagons start loading for the lunch cook out in the desert (spectacular scenery), returning back to the ranch about 1:30, or you can walk back to the ranch.  Lunch includes grilled meat choices and accompanying sides, drink and dessert. We will be eating with other guests of the ranch.

    At 1:30 explore the ranch on your own, or check with the office for things to do. You are free to return home, if you are not staying for the rodeo.

    A Rodeo show will be presented at 4:00 for the guests of the ranch by the employees. It ends about 5:30. A chance to get some action shots.

    For more information about this historic ranch click Here.

    To view a short video about the ranch, click Here.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:45 AM for carpooling, departure at 10:00 AM. Mort Spencer will be our leader.  For questions call Mort at 520-777-6768.

    To cancel your registration contact the field trip facilitator at philr@iname.com or             269-978-6852

    No refunds after January 8, 2020 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 01/15/2020
    • 04/01/2020
    • 12 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    A Kindergarten for Lightroom Classic

    For those who would like to get started with Lightroom Classic this 12-session course is for you. The class will start from the beginning with how to purchase and download Lightroom Classic, what equipment you will need, how to properly organize your photos, and how to install Lightroom on your computer. The class is designed for beginners.

    When the course is over, you will have learned how to move your images from your camera to Lightroom, how to make your photos the best they can be, and how to produce the final results, either for display on a screen or in a print.

    Lightroom Classic is available through the Photography package at Adobe.com.  That package is $9.99 per month and includes Adobe Photoshop.

    Instructor: Al Crawford


    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/16/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anza Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
    • 155
    Register

    Susan Hill, January Speaker Series - 1/16/2020 1:30 PM

    The Speaker Series on January 16, 2020 will be by La Posada resident Susan Hill. Susan is not a photographer herself but has tremendous admiration for the creativity and patience of those who are and for the beauty of artful photography.
    Her presentation will be "Stories of the Human Experience: The Documentary Photography of Steve McCurry."  Steve McCurry is a documentary photographer.  He seeks to bring a sense of understanding, a story of human experience to his photographs.  His photographs are of people and places that are different from ours, but they also remind us of our shared, essential humanity.

    See Steve McCurry's photos at https://www.stevemccurry.com/

    To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.

     
    • 01/19/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5
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     Bird Photography: Sweetwater   Wetlands/Columbus Park 


    Cost: $12

    Sweetwater Wetlands is the top birding area in the Tucson metro area. This water-rich streamside riparian zone supports a huge variety of wildlife, including dragonflies, raccoons, hawks, bobcats and dozens of other species that make the wetlands their full- or part-time home.  Paths are flat and either decomposed granite or gravel.

    If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  Bring your lunch so you can spend as much time as you want observing birds and activities that weren't visible when the reeds were very high.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8 AM for carpooling.  We will leave for Sweetwater at 8:15 AM. 

    Linda Gregory will be our leader.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    To cancel your registration contact Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-078-6852.

    Last date for refund is January 9. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 01/21/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Desert Hills Auditorium, Desert Hills Social Center
    Register

    January Travelogue

    Notice change of venue, we will be in the Desert Hills Auditorium! 

    You may be one of the lucky ones traveling to cooler parts of the country. Consider capturing your travels in a show for the fall. Travelogue depends upon members who spend time not only traveling, but producing a presentation for the rest of us to enjoy.


    Please email Paul McCreary at traveloguecc@gmail.com if you have a program to share on the big screen, or drop off your thumb drive with a .mov or .mpeg4 show in the Travelogue folder at the Club.

    Paul McCreary, Travelogue Coordinator
    970-596-1505
    traveloguecc@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 01/23/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 8
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    Border Patrol Briefing

    Trip Cost: Free

    YOU MUST BE VETTED TO  ATTEND THIS FIELD TRIP

    information entered on the registration form will be mailed to the Border Patrol for vetting before the event.

    Groups that attend are briefed with a Border Patrol 101 presentation.  It is conducted in the conference room and it provides a basic oversight on Border Patrol Operations.  The presentation takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.  Questions are encouraged during the presentation.  Once BP 101 concludes, there will be a station walk through.  It is presented so that groups may have the chance to view some of the gear and updated technology.  Questions are also encouraged during the walk through.  Carpooling is highly recommended since parking will be limited. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:45 am and depart at 8:00 am. 

    Lunch will be on your own.

    Last sign up date is January 13, 2020

    Michele Hamel will be the trip leader. For questions contact mhamel@comcast.com.

    To cancel your registration contact: Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852

    You must be a GVR member and a member of the Camera Club to attend this field trip.



    • 01/24/2020
    • 9:45 AM - 3:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5
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    Hotel Congress/Transportation Museum

    Trip Cost $14

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:45 AM for carpooling, maps and instructions. Depart at 10:00 AM. 

    Parking is recommended in Depot Plaza Garage at rate of $1.00 per hour.  Carpoolers please chip in for parking and gas.

    We will travel to Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson. We will meet our host Jocelyn in the lobby at 11 am for a 45 minute tour of this historic hotel.  We will see rooms/amenities, Copper Hall and learn the history of the hotel. The Hotel is known for being the site of the capture of gangster and bank robber John Dillinger in 1934.  The Hotel does not usually conduct tours on Friday , so they are doing us a favor.  Coffee at Maynards.

    For information on Hotel Congress History: Hotel Congress History

    After this tour we will walk to lunch at the Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery.  Lunch will be at your own expense. After lunch we will walk to the next tour.

    At 1:00 pm we will meet our hosts Rose and Paul at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum for a 45 minute tour.  We will be given information about the museum and a viewing of Locomotive #1673 which starred in “Oklahoma”. There is no way to understand the history of Tucson until you witness the incredible impact the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad had on, what was then (1880), a tiny (mostly) Mexican village. 

    Michele Hamel will be our Guide. For additional information contact her at mhamel@comcast.net 815-988-6716

    To cancel your registration contact: Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 01/28/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 21
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    Tucson Windows and Doors

    Cost - FREE!!

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks.

    We will go to lunch first somewhere before taking pictures at members' option and expense.

     Meet at the Camera Club at 11:30AM, and depart at 11:45 AM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    If you need to cancel please contact the Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com. We may have people on the wait list to take your place.  

    Note: last day to cancel registration is January 21.

    Return time is approximate. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 02/03/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Desert Hills Auditorium, Desert Hills Social Center
    Register

    The best free entertainment in Arizona

    Notice change of venue, we will be in the Desert Hills Auditorium!

    Don’t Miss It

    And by the way….we are in desperate need of programs for our monthly Showtime presentations.  It is easy – take some of your photos from a field trip or other event and put them into a program.  Use ProShow Gold/Producer or some other application to assemble your photos and add music of your choice.  

     More tips on making a show HERE

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 02/04/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 17
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    Rancho de la Osa     Cost is $15 - includes lunch

    Rancho de las Osa is an historic ranch and sportsman's paradise, situated on 590 acres and surrounded by an additional 120,000 acres of the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge in Sasabe, AZ, near the MX border. It is really a true and historic place made up of luxurious adobe guest rooms, Mexican antiques and vintage furniture and a perfect location for horseback riding, wildlife photography and more. There is a barn with horses. 

    A long list of historical people have stayed here; John Wayne (guest room 10), Margaret Mitchell (author of Gone With the Wind), Poncho Villa, and several US presidents. The Marshall Plan was drafted at this ranch. On April 3, 1948, President Truman signed the Economic Recovery Act of 1948. It became known as the Marshall Plan, named for Secretary of State George Marshall, who in 1947 proposed that the United States provide economic assistance to restore the economic infrastructure of postwar Europe.

    Lunch will be a buffet of assorted items. Please inform the the Field Trip Leader if there are dietary restrictions.  A cash bar is available prior to lunch. Pl

    You may fall in love and want to come back to stay or maybe have a reunion at the ranch.

    Additional information at ranchodelaosa.com

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 8:30. Return time is late afternoon.  Jane Forester will be our leader.  Contact her at  bjforster@msn.com or        303-881-3933

    If you need to cancel please contact the Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com. We may have people on the wait list to take your place.  

    No refunds after January 25, 2020

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 02/05/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5
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